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  • Bill C- Steps 1,2, and 3 of Alcoholics Anonymous

Bill C- Steps 1,2, and 3 of Alcoholics Anonymous

Friday 3rd January 2020

In this episode of Sober Speak, Bill C shares his thoughts on Steps 1, 2, and 3, revealing the power of faith and the importance of admitting powerlessness in Alcoholics Anonymous. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
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Discovering the Power of Faith in Alcoholics Anonymous: Bill C on Steps 1, 2, and 3

Real faith is not knowing, having no belief mechanism at all and having that be okay.
In this episode of Sober Speak, Bill C returns to the mic to share his thoughts on the first three steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Throughout the episode, Bill candidly shatters AA myths, shares his experiences with powerlessness, and reveals the power of faith and belief in his recovery journey.
For Bill, the first step of admitting powerlessness was crucial in his recovery journey. He explains that this step involves admitting to yourself and others that you are an alcoholic and cannot drink successfully. According to Bill, this admission is vital because it opens the door to the rest of the steps and allows you to confront the problem head-on. For him, admitting powerlessness was the key to unlocking the rest of the steps and beginning his journey of healing.
Bill also shares his thoughts on the second step, which involves coming to believe in a power greater than yourself. He explains that this step does not necessarily mean that you have to believe in God but rather that you must be willing to believe in something outside of yourself. For Bill, this meant accepting that he did not know everything and that he needed to be okay with not knowing. This acceptance allowed him to have faith and belief in something beyond himself, which was crucial to his recovery.
In addition to powerlessness and faith, Bill also discusses the importance of the gift of desperation. He explains that this gift is what shuts down your thinking process and allows you to begin to heal. For Bill, this gift was crucial because it allowed him to stop fighting and start accepting that he needed help.
Throughout the episode, Bill also touches on the importance of Step 3, which involves making a decision to turn your will and your life over to a higher power. He explains that this step is crucial because it allows you to begin to let go of the need to control everything and to begin to trust in something beyond yourself. For Bill, this step was a crucial turning point in his recovery journey.
Overall, Bill's thoughts on Steps 1, 2, and 3 provide valuable insights into the power of faith and belief in Alcoholics Anonymous. Through his experiences, Bill shows that admitting powerlessness, shattering AA myths, and discovering true faith and belief are crucial steps in any recovery journey. To listen to the full episode and learn more about Bill's journey, visit alcoholfree.com and start your journey of healing today.